Bob Beacham

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bob Beacham has always had a fascination for all things mechanical and received an engineering degree from Aylesbury College in the UK. During his 35-year career, he has worked on everything from automotive components to oil rigs. On weekends you will often find him tinkering with a car or motorcycle. He’s also a DIY enthusiast, and with a great deal of help from his wife has completely renovated two derelict buildings, turning them into comfortable homes. He now splits his time between contract work and writing articles that share his practical experience. He may be the last person on earth who isn’t on Facebook, Twitter, or Linkedin.

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2022 | TUESDAY
The Best Palm Nailers of 2022

Palm nailers are light, compact, highly maneuverable, and easy to use. Just load a nail into the front, position it, apply pressure to activate the hammer action, and drive the nail home....

SEPTEMBER 27, 2022 | TUESDAY
How to Get Rid of Woodworms to Protect Your Outdoor Furniture

Woodworms are one of those common household pests that many have heard of, but most people know little about. In fact, woodworms aren’t just one pest but several, and although small, wood...

SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 | THURSDAY
Should You Use Oven Cleaner on Wood? Take a Closer Look at the Viral Furniture-Stripping Hack

Q: It seems that a lot of people are having success stripping wood with oven cleaner. Is it really as quick and easy as they say, or is this another viral hack that doesn’t actually live ...

SEPTEMBER 20, 2022 | TUESDAY
The Best Table Saw Fences of 2022

One of the key accessories for a table saw is a sturdy fence. It is almost impossible to cut boards and sheet material accurately without one. All table saws come with a fence included, b...

SEPTEMBER 9, 2022 | FRIDAY
The Best Plastic Welders of 2022

Plastic welders can fix broken garden furniture, toys, kayaks, car bumpers, and a whole host of other items. In many cases, these welders will soon pay for themselves. Unlike glue repairs...

SEPTEMBER 9, 2022 | FRIDAY
The Best Door Hinge Jigs of 2022

Even skilled carpenters usually turn to a door hinge jig to ensure the fast, accurate positioning of door hardware. This tool helps obtain the precise measurements required for the task o...

AUGUST 31, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
Woodturning for Beginners

Woodturning is a fascinating hobby and not quite like any other kind of woodworking. Even though it involves a machine and tools, it is a very hands-on process. The wood responds to how y...

AUGUST 31, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Tool Belt Suspenders of 2022

Although tool boxes and rolling tool bags offer plenty of storage, tool belts allow greater mobility and provide quick and easy access to the tools that you use most often. They are espec...

AUGUST 31, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Drywall Screw Guns of 2022

A standard sheet of drywall (or Sheetrock) is 8 feet long by 4 feet wide and weighs about 50 pounds. Trying to hold that upright against a wall while driving drywall screws with an ordina...

AUGUST 30, 2022 | TUESDAY
The Best Nail Guns for Fencing of 2022

Using a nail gun for fencing is faster and safer than using a hammer. Nails themselves needn’t be held with these tools, so there is far less chance of hitting a thumb or fingers. It's im...